Step 15: Use the angled line to the left as a guide to draw the red fox's first hind leg. Draw this leg the same way as the front legs. Lightly sketch the shape of the leg around the guide. These legs should be wider at the top than the front legs. The bottom halves should angle forward. When you get the shape of the leg stepping forward right, darken the lines. Use a series of short strokes along the top part of the leg for fur. Draw a couple of curved lines on the paw for the fox's toes. On the tips of the toes, draw tiny angled lines for the nails.
Step 16: Use the angled line on the left as a guide to draw the other hind leg the same way. Lightly sketch the red fox's leg around the guide and only darken the lines when you get the shape right. Make the top part wide and pay attention to how the shape bends for the joints. The bottom half of the leg should be thin. Add a curved line on the tip of the paw for the toes.
Step 17: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the red fox's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial lines using short strokes to create the shape of the furry body. Lightly sketch the thick shape of the fluffy tail around the sloping line on the left. When you get the fox's tail right, darken the shape using a series of short strokes for the fur. The farther away from the guide that you draw the outer edges of the tail, the thicker and fluffier it will be.
Step 18: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your red fox drawing! Use orange lightly for the base of the body. As you color, use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Lightly add a layer of orange but leave the underside of the fox's body and the bottom half of the head blank. Add more earth tones like light brown and red-orange to the body directly on top of each other. Add the colors lightly and slowly blend them to build up the reddish tones of the fur. Coloring in layers can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks.
The lower half of the legs are darker than the body, so use brown and dark brown to color those areas. Use dark brown on the edges of the ears and on the nose. Leave a tiny section on the nose blank for shine. Add some brown and dark brown lightly to the red fox's body too so that the fur has more texture. Slowly push harder on your pencil to blend all the colors together. You can stop whenever you're satisfied with your drawing. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a red fox.
Use dark brown to add a few more strokes throughout the fox's body and emphasize the fur. Lightly use dark brown under the body and head to create shadows and give the figure more dimension. Use brown and orange to color the eye. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
Using gray and brown, add a shadow under the body to ground the fox so that it doesn't appear to be floating.
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